WASHINGTON—The advent of high-throughput satellites (HTS) with supercharged data transfer speeds and a plethora of planned new satellite constellations present airlines with unprecedented capacity for inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). Carriers now are challenged to shape and prioritize the bandwidth available to them. Space market consulting firm Euroconsult reports that 8,300 commercial aircraft were equipped for inflight connectivity in 2018. Of those, 78% used ...

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